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Pacquiao loss prompts Senators to introduce legislation to clean up the sport of boxing

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Bad economy? Troops overseas? Who has time for any of that crap, Manny Pacquiao got robbed!

Turns out Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), both former pugilists, have heard the cries for a sweeter science and have since introduced legislation to help clean up the sport of boxing, according to a report from Fox Sports.

Their ultimate goal is to create the "U.S. Boxing Commission, an entity that would carry out federal boxing law, work with the industry and local commissions and license boxers, promoters, managers and sanctioning organizations."

Boxing suffered another black eye following a controversial scoring decision that gave Timothy Bradley a shocking split decision win over Manny Pacquiao in the main event of their 'Pacquiao vs. Bradley" pay-per-view (PPV) event back on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After the jump, a look at what the U.S. Boxing Commission would do differently:

Under the legislation, all referees and judges participating in a championship or a professional fight lasting 10 rounds or more would have to be fully registered and licensed by the commission. A sanctioning organization could provide the names of judges and referees it considers qualified for that caliber bout, but only the commission could appoint judges and referees to participate in the matches.

Finding judges under the age of 70 would be a good start.

Fossilized fight promoter Bob Arum called for an investigation and now he's got one. But do any fans of the "sweet science" believe this can take some of the dirt out of boxing's laundry?

To find out what all the fuss is about or to get up to speed with event highlights and 'Pacquiao vs. Bradley" results links click here.

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